A Court of Appeal panel sitting in Abuja has upheld the ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal on the Rivers election which nullified the victory of Gov. Nyesom Wike. The ruling followed a petition by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dakuku Peterside.
In a 110-page ruling delivered by Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem the Court ruled that the election of Nyesom Wike did not conform with the electoral act.
The three-man Court of Appeal ordered a rerun in 90 days.